Broc Cellars

Alexander Valley Carignan

9.1355 ratings
9.085 pro ratings
Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Carignan
Top Notes For
Meredith Hu

100% carbonic maceration: tons of banana and cotton candy. Juicy strawberry, raspberry, and plum. Licorice mid palate. A touch of clove and rosemary. Well structured and balanced. 85% Carignan, 10% Alicante Bouchet, 3% Zinfandel, and 2%

100% carbonic maceration: tons of banana and cotton candy. Juicy strawberry, raspberry, and plum. Licorice mid palate. A touch of clove and rosemary. Well structured and balanced. 85% Carignan, 10% Alicante Bouchet, 3% Zinfandel, and 2%

Jul 20th, 2018
Chris Harvey

Juicy but with good acid. Lots of dark fruit up front. Really tasty

Juicy but with good acid. Lots of dark fruit up front. Really tasty

Jan 7th, 2018
Austin Black

VA

Nov 17th, 2017
David Shaw

Deep purple red in color. Menthol, diacetyl, red fruit (strawberry, cherry, rhubarb) and meaty notes in nose. Syrupy mouthfeel, slightly off dry, nice bitterness, complex flavor notes overall with fruit, mushroom, wood, licorice. With time, chewy tannins emerge, plus tactile spritz-like sensation on tip of tongue. Liked this wine a lot, though it did not stand up to ribeye steak or heirloom tomato and fresh pasta as well as expected.

Deep purple red in color. Menthol, diacetyl, red fruit (strawberry, cherry, rhubarb) and meaty notes in nose. Syrupy mouthfeel, slightly off dry, nice bitterness, complex flavor notes overall with fruit, mushroom, wood, licorice. With time, chewy tannins emerge, plus tactile spritz-like sensation on tip of tongue. Liked this wine a lot, though it did not stand up to ribeye steak or heirloom tomato and fresh pasta as well as expected.

Sep 4th, 2017
Jo Florradikal

dark fruits, licorice, vanilla, light oak treatment, cedar box, some violets, good acid, finish acid driven but slightly short

dark fruits, licorice, vanilla, light oak treatment, cedar box, some violets, good acid, finish acid driven but slightly short

Aug 17th, 2017
Matt Bowman

Funky candied cherries. Exactly what I need after a hellish day.

Funky candied cherries. Exactly what I need after a hellish day.

3 people found it helpfulApr 17th, 2014
Emanuel Kaliontzakis

Esoteric Mondays @ kilo

Esoteric Mondays @ kilo

1 person found it helpfulSep 29th, 2014
Lindy Lopez

Lindy had this 4 years ago

Lindy had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulSep 17th, 2014
Bella McDowell

Bright and delicious!

Bright and delicious!

1 person found it helpfulAug 3rd, 2014
Carson Gray

Sommelier, Director of Adult Beverage & Restaurant Development @ HMSHost

8.8

Carson had this 4 years ago

Carson had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJul 18th, 2014